LIDO JAZZ ROOM

Tucked underneath a cinema screen and down a narrow stairway, the Lido Jazz Room boasts live music every Friday and Saturday, 8pm – 10pm, from the best jazz players in town. Inspired by iconic Manhattan jazz bars of the 80s, the Lido Jazz Room seats 40 guests alongside the in-house piano and drum kit. Sonny Rehe, owner of Fitzroy’s Uptown Jazz Café, curates the gig guide with both local and visiting acts being featured. 

$25/$20*

*Members and Student Concession only.

The Harriett Allcroft Quartet
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Synopsis
After standout shows at Melbourne's Uptown jazz cafe, The Paris Cat and Bennett's Lane, Harriett Allcroft comes to the Lido with smooth vocals and a side of offbeat humour. Allcroft will reel you in with her interpretations of tunes both new and old. Fresh back from a month tour in America, join Harriett and her trio for the debut of her new original work, paired back with classic, tried and true standards. Not to be missed!

Singing classic jazz standards with her wonderful quartet this Saturday at the Lido.

‘Harriett Allcroft captivates audiences with her effervescent on stage presence and dynamic vocal style’ – Jade MaCrae

‘Whismical tone, like Chet Baker’ – Kate Ceberano

Duration: 120 minutes.
The Sharny Russell Quartet
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Synopsis
Seasoned Australian jazz artist, ABC jazz recording artist, and APRA and Australian Song Writing Competition award winner, Sharny Russell’s vocal and pianistic talents are recognised throughout the Australian music (especially jazz) community. She writes songs that go straight to the heart and mind of audience and musicians alike, and is widely known for her vocal scat ability, which she often performs in unison with her piano. She has recorded with George Golla, sung with Katie Noonan, performed with James Morrison, Emma Pask, Darren Percival, Galapagos Duck, and George Washingmachine, supported Vince Jones and Martin Taylor, and toured with Grace Knight – to name a few. She has been complimented by legends, James Moody and Ray Brown, who, during one of their tour visits to Australia, came every night to hear her play in her Sheraton residency. She was on the teaching staff at Queensland Conservatorium for many years until recently, and is now principal vocal teacher at the Jazz Music Institute, located in Brisbane.

Sharny Russell – piano and vocals
Frank DiSario – double bass
Atienne Bakker – guitar
Ange Davis – saxophone

Duration: 120 minutes

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